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Men’s Health: Severe Gum Disease Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

A toothbrush doesn’t sound like the sexiest thing to pack for an overnight rendezvous but — trust us — it’s more necessary than you might think. A new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that periodontitis, a chronic infection of the gums, not only is the main source of bad breath; it also may contribute to erectile […]

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Senior Oral Health Care: Some Things Never Change (And Some Do!)

The most common chronic disease during childhood is exactly the same in people ages 65 and older: tooth decay. Nine in 10 people 65 or older have cavities, and 25 percent of those people have decay that has yet to be treated. In fact, 25 percent of people 65 or older haven’t even visited the […]

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People who control their diabetes through diet, exercise & medicine are less at-risk for gum disease.

The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetics already have a lot to keep track of: blood sugar levels, nutrition, eyesight and weight loss or gain, just for starters. Unfortunately, people suffering from diabetes are also at higher risk for gum disease. Whether they’re type 1 or type 2, diabetics tend to get periodontal disease more easily and develop it earlier in […]

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If left untreated, gingivitis can eventually lead to the loss of gum tissue, bone supporting the teeth & eventually the actual teeth.

Gingivitis: Nearly 100% Preventable

The earliest sign of gum disease is called gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can eventually lead to the loss of gum tissue, bone supporting the teeth and eventually the actual teeth. The good news is that it is easy to treat. Better yet, it’s nearly 100% preventable. Gingivitis is usually caused by allowing plaque to […]

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Older adults need to pay special attention to their teeth and gums.

The Top 3 Oral Health Risks for Seniors

For many seniors, oral health can become an issue when arthritis or other mobility problems leave them unable to clean their teeth and mouths as effectively as they once did. Here are three of the most common problems and how to help the seniors in your life avoid them: Cavities. Though you may associate cavities […]

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